Landmark Status Sought For Castro’s Rainbow Flag

Hoodline reports:

The big rainbow flag that flies over Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro may soon become a landmark. On Tuesday, District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman introduced a resolution initiating landmark designation for the flag and flagpole. The resolution officially titles the flag as “Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Flag installation at Harvey Milk Plaza.”

Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag for the 1978 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. The Castro’s Rainbow Flag was dedicated on November 7, 1997 at the 20-year anniversary of the inauguration of San Francisco Supervisor and LGBTQ+ rights activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

Read the full article. As explained in the Gilbert Baker Foundation video below, the flag and flagpole are considered an art installation, not a “community flagpole.”